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New Mountbatten Building images unveiled

Published: 9 February 2007

Latest images of the new clean room complex being built for the School of Electronics and Computer Science and the Optoelectronics Research Centre reveal a futuristic design that will create a new landmark for the University.

The new Mountbatten project is now visibly making progress. Just over half the piles have been sunk for the foundations and the pile caps are starting to be cast.

The main design consultants, IDC, with their architects, Jestico+Whiles, have been working hard in developing the design to a point where tender packages can be released. Most of these are now out and decisions are starting on which companies to use for the various parts of the construction.

This new facility which contains a clean room as well as associated offices, labs and teaching spaces, will be a state of the art interdisciplinary research complex, designed to meet long-term needs of the University research groups which will be based there. Completion of the complex is scheduled for mid-2008.

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